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Topic: I see nothing, I hear nothing

From: patrick
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Date: 01/19/2008

First, there was the cloak of invisibility:

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/26199


Now, we have a cloak of silence:

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/32464;jsessionid=B3E45FD53D2252E23692E00DFF32AA2B

Of course, the first thing I think of is, it is reverse-absorbent? Invisibility is easy - you're covered! (Hahahahah.) But though they may not 'see' you with sound, they might still hear you moving.

Re: I see nothing, I hear nothing

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/20/2008

Or thinking out loud...

Re: I see nothing, I hear nothing

From: patrick
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Date: 01/20/2008

You know, when I was a kid, even, I wondered why in many cartoons the characters always thought out loud. Even then I didn't think kids were that dumb or uncomprehending.

Re: I see nothing, I hear nothing

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/21/2008

Thought balloons bursting, no doubt.

Re: I see nothing, I hear nothing

From: patrick
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Date: 01/22/2008

Ha. No no, I'm not that old. I mean re-run original Spider-Man in the 70s, and shows on into the early to mid-80s. They'd just talk to themselves. It was like, 'um, they don't hear you voicing your ideas, right?'

Or maybe you mean cartoon strips? I think by the 70s they used the differeing standards of: talking was a connected bubbled, and thoughts were a distended serious of small-to-large bubbles, the largest being where the words were.

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